No matter what sport is your favorite, chances are you’re
loyal to a team. Sorority women are no different, and supporting athletic teams
can be a huge part of college life. Don’t be surprised if some of the athletes
you’re cheering for or the fans cheering next to you are sorority women.
For some sorority women, supporting their team could mean
supporting sisters. Sorority women are athletes too. Whether they play at the
collegiate level, in club sports or on intramural teams, it is not uncommon for
athletes to be sorority members. Athletes who are sorority members are
fortunate to have many supportive fans. Chapter members may go to watch games,
matches or other competitions as a large group. If you’re an athlete and a
sorority woman, you’re guaranteed to have a large fan club! It can also be fun
to plan road trips with sisters to athletic events away from campus.
Many sorority and fraternity philanthropic events are based on
athletics. A fraternity might sponsor a powder-puff football game while a
sorority sponsors a kickball tournament. No matter which sport they choose, fraternity
and sorority philanthropies use friendly competition to raise funds for their
charities. These events are perfect for engaging the sisters who played on
sports teams in high school but don’t compete at the collegiate level. As a
sorority woman, you get the chance to support a philanthropic event and cheer
on your sisters at the same time.
University athletics are great for sorority social events. You’re
almost guaranteed to meet women in your sorority who are fans of the same sport
as you are, and it can be fun to attend campus sporting events with a large
group of sorority sisters. Some chapters host events for dads’ or moms’ days in
conjunction with sporting events. For instance, a sorority might get a group
rate on tickets for a basketball game and invite sorority members and their
dads for a Dads’ Day event.
Deep down, the sorority experience is a lot like the
experience of being on a sports team. Sorority women are loyal to one another
and the values of their organizations. In the same way that teammates support one
another in games to achieve a win, sorority women encourage their sisters on
days of big tests or important interviews. A sorority’s support system is a lot
like a sports team’s support system. So
whether you’re a huge sports fan or just a casual follower, it’s easy to
support your team with sisters by your side.